Laws & Taxes

Laws & Taxes

Governor Culver Announces Nearly $75 Million to Build, Rehabilitate Homes

Funds will create or retain nearly 1,000 affordable housing units, support construction jobs. DES MOINES, IA - August 31, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Chet Culver today announced nearly $75 million in funding to 16 affordable housing projects that aid in the preservation or construction of nearly 1,000 housing units throughout the state. The awards were made through a combination of the Culver/Judge I-JOBS initiative, the federal American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and the Iowa Housing Tax Credit Program

Governor Culver: $15 Million In Disaster Tax Credits To Support Housing For Cedar Rapids

Housing Tax Credits to Build Affordable Housing for Cedar Rapids. DES MOINES, IA - July 8, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Governor Chet Culver announced today that Iowa will award more than $15 million in Housing Tax Credits to finance the construction of a new affordable housing project in an area of Cedar Rapids hit hard by the 2008 floods.

LATHAM PUSHES FOR STABILITY IN THE HOUSING MARKET

March 06, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Iowa Congressman Tom Latham announced on Thursday his support of a housing initiative that will help ease the current turmoil in the market while encouraging the flow of credit and economic recovery.

Grassley works to help seniors and people with disabilities get care they need at...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - February 16, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Federal legislation introduced today by Senator Chuck Grassley would make it easier for states to provide Medicaid home and community-based services to seniors and Americans with disabilities, and empower individuals to manage the financial burdens that come with caregiving needs

Low-Income Housing Limits to Be Waived in Indiana and Iowa

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today announced that it will waive certain limitations for the low-income housing tax credit in Indiana and Iowa...

Governor Culver Signs Legislation To Strengthen Iowa Schools

SILO bill provides secure funding for Iowa’s school districts; Eases property tax burden SIOUX CITY – Today, Governor Chet Culver signed House File 2663, which...

Freedom from Taxes – Tax Freedom Day for Iowans 2008

Many people are unaware of Tax Freedom Day, but it's an important date to know. Tax Freedom Day marks the first day in the...

A Helping Hand to Iowa Families Caught In Housing Crisis

Our nation is mired in a housing crisis created by poor management of home mortgages. Because of this crisis many Iowa families are currently...

UI alumnus creates scholarship in real estate law

From the University of Iowa News Services Office University of Iowa graduate Ted Seldin and his wife, Sarah, of Omaha, Neb., have made a gift...

Iowa property tax break increases

DES MOINES - An increase in assessed values for houses and farms has triggered growth in a property tax discount, the extent of which...

Property tax deadline nears, pay options can be found online

MASON CITY — Cerro Gordo County Treasurer Michael J. Grandon is reminding all taxpayers that first-half fiscal year 2006 real estate taxes and fiscal...

Floyd wants to lower city property taxes

Gary Floyd said Friday he would bring a "common sense" approach to City Hall focusing on delivering city services and lowering property taxes to...

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HUD Secretary Donovan and Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller Unveil First...

WASHINGTON, DC - August 3, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan and Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller announced today the launch of the National Mortgage Servicing Settlement’s first public service announcement (PSA) television ad titled “Homeowner Help.” The PSA, which can be viewed at www.hud.gov and www.nationalmortgagesettlement.com, is designed to educate homeowners about the resources available to them through the mortgage servicing settlement.

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EPA Awards $12.3 Million to State of Iowa for Critical Water...

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 has awarded $12,326,000 to Iowa’s drinking water revolving loan program funds to help finance improvements to water projects that are essential to protecting public health and the environment